Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Rick Scott, Bill Nelson Mobilize Lawyers, Demand Provisional Ballots

Democrats expected to pick up governorships but many races are too close to call Bob Andres Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Patty Aguilar | 10 November, 2018, 01:31

Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, claimed victory Tuesday against Democratic incumbent Sen.

Nelson, who is now losing to Republican Rick Scott by just 22,000 votes (about 0.26 percent), has not accepted defeat.

But a spokesman for Scott is convinced the race is over, CNN reported.

Gillum conceded Tuesday night but his campaign released a statement Thursday morning walking it back.

Nelson was been viewed as one of the more vulnerable Democrats thanks to the formidable challenge from Scott, a multimillionaire businessman who has poured more than $60 million of his own fortune into his campaign.

Florida's is a perennial swing state, and many of its elections have been decided by the thinnest of margins since 2000, when Florida decided the presidency by 537 votes in a contest that took more than five weeks to sort out.

"I will not stand idly by as unethical liberals try to steal this election from the great people of Florida", Scott said.

Each Florida county has a canvassing board which oversees elections in that county. A spokeswoman for the agency said there was no active investigation.

"Every day since the election, the leftwing activists in Broward County have been coming up with more and more ballots out of nowhere", Scott said in his statement". A hearing on that case was set for Friday afternoon.

A spokesperson for Snipes told the Tampa Bay Times that Scott's action was a desperate move.

Adding to the drama, Scott called a press conference Thursday evening at the governor's mansion and declared that "there may be rampant fraud happening".

Indeed, of the 27 recounts studied by FairVote, the Bush-Gore fight in Florida had the biggest swing - when Gore reduced Bush's lead by 1,247 votes, but still didn't overtake the eventual president. "What's going on in Florida is a disgrace".

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An automatic machine recount is automatically triggered under Florida law if the margin between two candidates' share of the vote is with 0.5 percent.

Abrams' campaign has questioned a number of aspects of the state's election administration, which Kemp oversaw until Thursday, including the fact that hundreds of votes came in from absentee ballots in Cobb County, according to the AP, after Kemp's office said all absentee ballots had already been counted.

The Governor's race, US Senate, Commissioner of Agriculture, a state senate seat and two state house races all fall within the half percent margin. Ron DeSantis will likely head toward a recount. It is AP policy not to call a race that is facing a recount.

Snipes did not specify when they are going to stop counting ballots or how many are left to count. "Our campaign, along with our attorney Barry Richard, is monitoring the situation closely and is ready for any outcome, including a state-mandated recount".

"We will litigate until we have determined that every person's vote has been counted", Chandler said.

DeSantis declined to discuss prospects for a recount, telling reporters he was "very proud to be elected".

"I'm hoping we learned from that lesson and that we wont have that", said FSU Political Science Professor, Dr. Carol Weissert".

As for the angry mobs in suits: In late November 2000, Republican operatives in suits stormed the Miami-Dade canvassing board's meeting, causing the members to permanently stop their recount, even after police officers restored order.

'I am here a lot and I never see Senator Nelson until six months before the election, ' Trump said.

According to the Broward County Supervisor of Elections website, 695,799 ballots were cast.

The manual recount is more complicated and time-consuming, as it involves counting each of the ballots by hand.

For the 2014 general election, there were about 9,000 provisional ballots issued statewide, Smith said.

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